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Safari Books Online to Use Ingramís CoreSource for Digital Asset Management
Safari Books Online’s on-demand digital learning library provides books, training videos, and learning resources from leading publishers and authors, all on a searchable, interactive learning platform. The new agreement to use Ingram Content Group’s CoreSource platform will allow Safari Books Online to reach the more than 850 publishers already using CoreSource for digital asset management and distribution. These publishers gain another channel to reach consumers, in addition to the 160-plus retailers and library distributors already connected.
“Safari Books Online faces many challenges in aggregating content from numerous book and video publishers across the globe,” says Mark Brokering, vice president of content strategy, Safari Books Online. “Fortunately, many of our content suppliers are now taking advantage of the sophisticated digital-asset management tools offered by Ingram’s CoreSource. This allows publishers to easily include our library as one of their key distribution channels—which, in turn, helps us provide more content to our subscribers in a timely manner and serve them more effectively.”
Ingram’s CoreSource is an easy to use, online solution for the storage, management, and distribution of digital content. CoreSource delivers a secure, searchable content repository and a high-capacity data distribution network, allowing publishers to move digital content easily and swiftly from their organization to any channel partner globally.
Safari Books Online is an on-demand digital library that delivers vetted content in both book and video form from the world’s leading authors in technology and business. Subscribers have access to thousands of books, training videos, and prepublication manuscripts in one fully searchable database from publishers such as Cisco Press, Prentice Hall Professional, O’Reilly Media, Addison-Wesley Professional, Microsoft Press, Sams, Que, Peachpit Press, John Wiley & Sons, Elsevier, IBM Press, Adobe Press, FT Press, Apress, Manning, New Riders, Apple Certified, Course Technology, Splash Media, and dozens more.
Ingram Content Group, Inc. provides a range of physical and digital services to the book industry. Ingram’s operating units are Ingram Book Co.; Lightning Source, Inc.; Ingram Digital; Vital Source Technologies, Inc.; Ingram Periodicals, Inc.; Ingram International, Inc.; Ingram Library Services, Inc.; Spring Arbor Distributors, Inc.; Ingram Publisher Services, Inc.; Tennessee Book Co., LLC; and Coutts Information Services.
Source: Safari Books
Paula J. Hane
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